Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Some of the most fun one can have while still wearing pants.
The film that is oftenly mistaken as a Michael Bay feature. It is not sursprising because it has everything a Bay film has. Cartoony characters, slow motion action, overused big explosiv and a corny hero.
A wrongfully imprisoned former soldier (Nicolas Cage) finds himself on a plane full of convicts when it's highjacked by the inmates it was designed to transport. The film is a pretty shameless Die Hard rip off. We have a action specialist trapped in a singular location by criminals trying to hide his identity and disrupt the villain's plans, with his only ally being a lone law enforcement agent on the outside. The film is elevated however by some solid suspenseful moments, a fun action climax, and an entertaining collection of villains. John Malkovich is especially captivating as the lead villain. I was less fond of Cage's work, whose very obviously playing a character. Plus I couldn't stop thinking about his character in Raising Arizona. Anyway, the film is a decent watch, but nothing special.
I love this movie!
Watch Con Air and try and work out whether or not the filmmakers are in on the joke.
Some people say that "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is about Jesus, but I prefer to think it's about Nicolas Cage.
Just a shit-load of fun.
Cage has some of his barmy moments, John Malkovich is great and the action is well paced and well put together.
A proper 90's action film.
I feel this was an action packed Forrest Gump.
There was Forrest from Alabama, who spoke with an accent and seemed a little slow. There was Bubba, also known an insulin guy, Jenny (wife) and kid, and mom (lady guard).
The difference, more important actors died in Forrest Gump than in this movie.
My problem, this is almost impossible to actually happen. Actual fail safe which would happen (not co-pilot comes out with gun). Pilot and co-pilot put on oxygen mask. Pilot adjusts oxygen, everyone on plane passes out.
And why would the plane have a stash of grenade launchers and assault rifles?
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…